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“A Journey Through Time: Dana Reserve to Little Petra”
Review of Experience Jordan

Experience Jordan
Ranked #3 of 24 Outdoor Activities in Amman
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We create memories by arranging trips and tours and providing an experience of the wonders of Jordan that you will never forget. Don't just visit Jordan, EXPERIENCE JORDAN with us.
Reviewed February 22, 2014

The contrasting landscapes and biodiversity of the mutli-day hike from Dana Reserve to Little Petra is an attraction in and of itself, but what really makes the journey unique is the range of historic sites along the way. The walk begins in the recent ruins of Dana Village, providing a picture of village life in Jordan in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The trail leads you down through Feynan, this site of ancient copper mines dating back 3,000 years and speculated by some to be the source of Biblical King Salomon’s great wealth. As you continue on your journey the path leads you past watchtowers from the Roman Empire until you finally reach the impressive facades built by the Nabatean’s in Little Petra.

Experiencing the landscape through knowledgeable guides from Experience Jordan provides for a rich journey through time with the benefit of learning the context for the places you pass. Besides the interesting sites along the way, the three day hike was supported by vehicles and wonderful cooks who kept us well fed and greeted us with a welcome cup of tea at the end of every day’s hike. Altogether a wonderful experience.

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Reviewed February 21, 2014

We did this walk with Ayman and Experience Jordan on 21 February. It was wonderful. Extremely well organised and a lot of fun. The food was fantastic too. I would strongly recommend Experience Jordan. We plan to do further trips with them.

Thank John F
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

Experience Jordan organized an absolutely amazing three-day trek from Wadi Dana to Little Petra.

First of all, they secured an excellent guide who knew the terrain like the back of his hand, and shared loads of useful and interesting information with us along the way. And second, I've never trekked with Bedouin support before, but now that I have, it's going to be hard going back to carrying all of my own food, water, and camping gear. Since we only had to carry small daypacks with water and lunch, we were able to cover a lot more ground in a shorter period of time than we could have carrying everything on our own backs.

The Bedouin support crew met us in their 4x4 vehicles each night with our over-night gear, and best of all, with incredible hospitality: hot tea, and traditional, very generous meals all cooked over an open fire.

Everything went very smoothly, and there was a great deal of flexibility in the day-to-day planning. We would decide where we wanted to go the following day, and the support team would meet us there.

The scenery and the hiking itself was of course stunning and very satisfying. The trails are quite challenging, with much elevation gain and loss, and the variety of vegetation and geology during those days was jaw-dropping. Nearly every hour of the day we found ourselves in a completely different scene––walking through the flat desolate Arabah desert with jagged peaks to our left, and then ascending steeply up into them at Wadi Abu Sakakin, passing through tight valleys filled with juniper trees, then suddenly reaching the top with a 360 view of desert and peaks, descending into a valley of pastel colored sandstone, ice cold spring water, and passing through a long tunnel of bamboo type reeds to emerge alongside ancient Nabatean carved waterways. And that's just half a day on this amazing trek!

I highly recommend Experience Jordan - Private Tours and Day Trips!

Thank Evan B
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

We did a strenuous three-day trek through the desert of southern Jordan, and the experience was made about as relaxing and easy as a strenuous three-day trek can be. Hiking with a support vehicle may feel a bit "soft," but there's really something to be said for finishing a long day's hike and having a Bedouin trinclinium, all the tea you can drink, and delicious hot food waiting for you...

Thank Julian B
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

I went on a hike with them through beautiful Wadi Manshalla. The guides were friendly, professional, and they can even cook a delicious lunch out in the middle of nowhere! I will definitely go with them on more hikes in the future. Great value for the price.

Thank sujin86
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